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'MAC/iOS Defender Alert' Pop-Ups

Posted: July 30, 2020

The 'MAC/iOS Defender Alert' pop-ups are corrupted messages hosted by shady websites that were set up by experienced online con artists. The primary goal of these pop-ups is to scare users into thinking that a threatening piece of malware has infected their computers, and their Macs or iOS devices might be the target of a hacker attack. Mac and iOS users may encounter fake pop-ups while browsing low-quality websites such as the ones used to spread pirated software and games,n streaming movies, TV series and sports events.

If you see the 'MAC/iOS Defender Alert' pop-ups in your browser, you may be startled at first – they look as if they report a very serious problem thanks to the big red letters that the con artists are using. The 'MAC/iOS Defender Alert' pop-ups also may contain the fake 'Error Code # 0x3e7' – a non-existent error that was made up by the fraudsters.

Con Artists Offer Fake Technical Support Services to Mac and iOS Users

The ultimate goal of the 'MAC/iOS Defender Alert' pop-ups is to convince users to call a fake phone number that will supposedly connect them to 'Apple Technical Support' – the number seen in the messages is +32 78 25 11 49, but it is safe to assume that these people might use other phone lines too.

Users who fall for the tactic and call the number will talk to the fraudsters directly, and they may hear more lies regarding the state of their computers. Usually, such tactics strive to achieve one or more of the following outcomes:

  • Convince the victim to subscribe to an expensive and fake technical support service.
  • Tell victims to purchase an expensive piece of security software that is often a useless, Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) or rogue application.
  • Trick users into entering their bank account or credit card details in a phishing page set up by the con artists.
  • Gain remote access to the compromised system.

Needless to say, the 'MAC/iOS Defender Alert' pop-ups tactic may become very threatening if you are not careful. It is best never to trust Web browser pop-ups and messages that claim to contain virus alerts, system security warnings, and similar content – a website cannot provide you with such information.

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